Sri A. Krishnappa,Former State President Karnataka Pradesha janata dal(secular) (2013). Krishnappa started his political career in 1985 as MLA of Varthur. He represented the constituency for four terms and served as minister for horticulture, animal husbandry, sugar and social welfare. He died of a heart attack on April 23, 2014.
• 1985 : Indian National Congress provided the ticket for contesting the elections from Varthur Assembly Constituency. Contested and won the Elections.
• 1989 : Contested from Varthur Assembly Constituency on Congress ticket and Won the Elections. Has been the Minister of State for Horticulture, Government of Karnataka, in the Cabinet of Sri M. Veerappa Moily
• 1994 : Contested from Varthur Assembly Constituency on Congress ticket and lost the Elections.
• 1999 : Contested from Varthur Assembly Constituency on Congress ticket and Won the Elections with a lead of 27,000 Votes. served as Minister for Animal Husbandry and Sugar, Government of Karnataka from November, 1999 to June 2002 under the able leadership of Sri S.M. Krishna.
July 2002 to April 2004 Minister for Social Welfare which looks after welfare of the down-trodden.
• 2004 : Contested from Varthur Assembly Constituency on Congress ticket and Won the Elections with a lead of more than 13,000 votes.
• 2008 : Contested from K.R. Puram Assembly Constituency on Congress ticket and lost the elections
POSITIONS HELD IN THE PARTY
1. Member of KPCC .
2. Joint Secretary KPCC (1988-92).
3. General Secretary KPCC for 6 Years.
4. Member of AICC
5. Observer appointed by AICC to monitor and supervise the Tamilnadu / Kerala / New Delhi / Andhra Pradesh Assembly Elections.
6. Member - KPCC Election Committee-2008.
7. Member – KPCC Election Management & Co-ordination Committee.
8. SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT of KPCC
9. Member of JDS
10. Karnataka State President (Pradesha janata dal(Secular) 13-09-2013 - 23-04-2014
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